Most People Will Never Be Great At Leadership Quotes

Overcomers...Have you ever felt as though you were needing just a bit of extra motivation for the day? Or maybe a quote that you can reflect on to break away from a negative mindset...Well let me do that for you right here. Recently I facilitated a fresh and new leadership development course, and I could not help but reflect on quotes and thoughts of what some great leaders stated. It can be easy at times when working day in and day out, to become stagnant. But, we must take time to really dig deep and keep on pressing on. Here are some of my GO-TO quotes when I need some motivation to keep on moving forward.

Remember your actions are much greater than, what you say you will do

“What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” – Stephen Covey, author and educator

It’s not about you, but your people. As a leader if your people are flourishing, you will too.     

“Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” – Sam Walton, founder of Walmart and Sam’s Club
You are not a leader if no one respects you, even though you may have the title.

“Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you.” – Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
Be the real you all of the time. You may get a greater result if you show that you’re real…Be Human

“True leadership stems from individuality that is honestly and sometimes imperfectly expressed… Leaders should strive for authenticity over perfection.” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

Be driven every day. Do not allow others, to influence your desires and dreams…They’re yours!

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan, Hall of Fame basketball superstar

Sometimes you may have to turn from old ways, or maybe even old people who you thought once were your friends.

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado, Christian author and preacher

Truth! You do not have to be on T.V. or the most popular person. However, you should try your hardest to inspire others to do great things.

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” – Ronald Reagan, former U.S. President

Are you helping people move forward, or are you holding them back? Do you allow them to grow and travel into uncharted areas?

“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” ― Henry Kissinger, former U.S. National Security Advisor and Secretary of State

Not every leader has to lead from the front. Some can observe, steer, and guide from wherever they are placed…

“A leader. . .is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” – Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa

Being consistent in what you do makes you who your are…

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, Greek philosopher

Finally, if you are one to think that standing still will get you to the finish line, think again. One, who want to lead, must also continually grow in all areas of their life. You should be in a position of constant self-improvement

“If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you.” – Indra Nooyi, Pepsi CEO

As you come to the end of this, I hope you feel a bit more motivated. I would love you to share some of your favorite quotes and tell us why they inspire you. Remember to live life daily and lead, inspire, and drive you and others to become their best self!